CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a
government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their
civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with
criminal wrongdoing, according to current and former intelligence
officials and others with knowledge of the program.
The new enrollments reflect heightened anxiety at the CIA that officers
may be vulnerable to accusations they were involved in abuse, torture,
human rights violations and other misconduct, including wrongdoing
related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. They worry that they will not
have Justice Department representation in court or congressional
inquiries, the officials said.
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